House Bill 567
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program Act of 2021
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Passed House on Jun 29, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 12, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
567
Congress
117
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Sponsorship by Party
Texas
Pennsylvania
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
California
South Carolina
California
Passed
June 29, 2021
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program Act of 2021

This bill provides statutory authority for the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program, an interagency program launched in 2005 to partner with countries in the Sahel and Maghreb regions of Africa to counter terrorism and violent extremism.

The Department of State, in consultation with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Agency for International Development, shall establish the partnership program, which must coordinate all U.S. programs in North and West Africa related to various counterterrorism activities, such as building foreign-military capacity, enhancing border security, promoting youth employment, and supporting independent media to counter terrorist propaganda.

The State Department must submit comprehensive, five-year strategies that include specified activities for the Sahel and Maghreb regions and for program counterterrorism efforts. Further, program activities must, among other things (1) be carried out in countries where there is an adequate level of partner country committment, and (2) have clearly defined outcomes and specific plans with indicators to regularly monitor and evaluate outcomes and impact. Such activities must also take into account the counterterrorism and development strategies of partner countries and align with such strategies to the extent possible.

The State Department shall notify Congress before obligating funds for such programs, and must submit annual reports about program activities.

Text (3)
July 12, 2021
June 29, 2021
January 28, 2021
Actions (13)
07/12/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
06/29/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/29/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 - 15 (Roll no. 192). (text: 06/28/2021 CR H3171-3173)
06/29/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 - 15 (Roll no. 192).(text: 06/28/2021 CR H3171-3173)
06/29/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3262-3263)
06/28/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
06/28/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 567.
06/28/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3171-3174)
06/28/2021
Mr. Meeks moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/25/2021
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
02/25/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
01/28/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
01/28/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jan 29, 2021 8:12:11 AM
Record Updated
Sep 23, 2021 7:56:10 PM